The Aaron Finch-led Australian team will enter into the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 as the title defenders. They won the cup in 2015 and would like to retain the cup at any cost for the team. Meanwhile, the added a prominent member to their side in the form of Ricky Ponting, who got enormous knowledge with him, especially, in ICC World Cups.
Earlier, the Australian team looked nowhere in the picture with the team facing losses more often than not. However, the inclusion of in-form David Warner and Steve Smith followed by the guidance of Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer, they straightaway became one of the strong contenders for the title.
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It is embarrassing but it is great – Aaron Finch
Meanwhile, speaking to the reporters, Aaron Finch quoted that the boys are excited to play under the watchful eyes of Ricky Ponting. He revealed that all the players want to impress the stalwart figure in the Australian cricket with their skills in the net sessions.
Further, he went on to take Justin Bieber as an example to explain the excitement in the camp. Aaron Finch feels that it would be great for the team, as the players would put their best at the display.
“All the boys want to impress Ponting,” cricket.com.au quoted Finch as saying regarding the Ricky Ponting effect on the team. Everyone wants to impress Ponting, you should see them, it’s like eight-year-old girls around Justin Bieber when Ponting’s around the changeroom. It’s embarrassing, but it’s great,” he added.
The addition of Ricky Ponting to the team will certainly help them come hard at the tournament. They will start their campaign when they lock horns with Afghanistan on June 1st. Before that, they will be playing England and Sri Lanka in the warm-up matches.
Also, here is Australia’s Side:
Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa